Bedroom Slide Malfunction
We've had the new fifth wheel for less than 90 days. This past weekend we were 250 miles from home, celebrating our youngest daughter's birthday. On Sunday when we were ready to leave for home, the bedroom slideout wouldn't retract. One side stopped working, and would not budge. It being a Sunday, we had to call and pay out of pocket for an emergency repair call. We wound up having to remove some trim to get to the motor that was not working, unbolt the motor from the rv, thereby releasing it from the slideout room, and physically push the slide out back into the bedroom so we could travel home.
I took it yesterday, (Monday May 4) to the dealer, who fixed it today. It seems the dual motors on the bedroom slides are connected by a wire that plugs into a junction line, similar to a usb port on a computer. That line had been left exposed and got caught by the sliding bed, casing it to become unplugged. All that needed to be done to it was reset that plug.
The dealer told me these dual motor bedroom slides are a new design, and the only trouble they've had is the connecting line being vulnerable to get caught on the bed as it slides in, disconnecting the plug. They taped mine together, so hopefully there won't be any future problems.
Has anyone else had this problem? And I hope my description is enough that if you do, you can locate and rest the plug that I've described.
Needless to say, it was a frustrating, and expensive malfunction. The warranty and road side service will reimburse and pay for the repairs, but not the 180 mile round trip back to the dealer for a problem that could have been prevented if the factory had been more careful about this electrical line that was left vulnerable. We're not exactly happy campers right now!
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